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WebOS Ports (webos-ports.org) is a team dedicated to:

  • providing community support to facilitate the development of system updates for legacy TouchPad devices using the webOS Community Edition (WOCE) release; and
  • moving forward to well-documented mobile devices with readily available hardware drivers using the Open webOS 1.0 release.

The Team is was setup by WebOS Internals and is led by Tom King (ka6sox).


#webos-ports on Freenode

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Latest News

XX September 2013 Wiki Re-design

Dear Community,

You will notice that efforts are under way to significantly rework our Wiki so that:

  • Developer Resources / Guides, information on Ports for specific devices and the Team's other projects are easier to locate; and
  • there is more consistency across the Wiki pages.

Please be patient with us while we work towards making it easier for your access the information you need!

webOS Ports Wiki Team

26 June 2013 Alpha2 Release Announcement and General Update

Dear Community,

Today we're releasing an Alpha 2 version of our work. We have worked very hard through the last few months to achieve our goals of having a usable device running Open webOS. Due to a variety of factors, we aren't as far as we thought we could be. Nevertheless, we have implemented some important features that warrant the Alpha 2 release.

These features are:

  • Video acceleration for card web apps (not perfect yet)
  • Audio playback support (includes HTML5 audio support)
  • Telephony support through the Android telephony stack (based on the great work of the Ubuntu Touch project. Thank you very much guys!)
    • Mostly not available through the UI, but if you put a SIM card with unlocked PIN into your device you will notice the telephony indicator.

We are currently basing our porting efforts on top of the | libhybris project, which enables us to utilize Android hardware drivers to support most hardware dependent components such as accelerated graphics, telephony, sensors, and GPS. libhybris is the same thing which powers Ubuntu Touch on all the different Android based devices. Our developers are continuously contributing to the libhybris project so that we can share solutions developed as part of the libhybris project with the projec's other users (eg. Mer, Salfish and Ubuntu Touch).

We already achieved a lot but are still not at the point of having a usable day phone or tablet as we're missing a lot work on the application side. There is already existing work to port preware to enyo 2 but there are still a lot other areas which need help. If you're a webOS enthusiast or like our project feel free to contribute (you find all ways to contact us at http://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Communications). We need all the help we can get to achieve our final goal of having a usable phone/tablet!

If you want to try it out on your Galaxy Nexus smartphone (codename maguro) you will find instructions and a link to the images below.

We created a list with things we need help with at http://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Help_Wanted

The webOS ports team!


Home Screen
Multiple Applications
QT5 Applications
Settings Application
Wifi/Telephony Working


WebOS Ports is an open source firmware distribution for smartphones and tablet computers based on the Open webOS mobile operating system.